Did Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Just Come One Step Closer To Playing Apocalypse in the MCU?

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Recently ‘Variety’ Reported that Seven Bucks Productions, founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, has signed a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Company to develop films for theaters and streaming. This multi-year agreement also allows Seven Bucks to collaborate across all Disney divisions, and the projects may feature Johnson as a star.

In November, Dwayne Johnson will return as demigod Maui in “Moana 2,” the sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2016 animated film. But, it also means that Johnson will be able to star in one more Disney project, the upcoming ‘X-Men’ Reboot.

A few months ago, it was rumored that the studio is considering the ‘Black Adam’ star for the role of notable X-Men villain, Apocalypse. The rumors were never substantiated by official sources, but now that Johnson’s production house has legitimized their long and prosperous relationship with Disney, It might as well happen.

Nothing is currently known about the ‘X-Men’ reboot, except that the studio is looking for a POC to direct it and they are looking for ways to bring previously unadapted characters to the live action. The latest rumors are that Jordan Peele was in talks with Disney to direct it.

The Rock is no stranger to superhero roles, who can forget his recent ‘Black Adam’ release? Despite Black Adam being portrayed nearly perfectly by Johnson, the movie was a box-office flop, one that signaled the end of DCEU as we know it. Johnson looks like he could portray the character with satisfactory levels of adequacy. He is currently a massive name in the industry (despite his recent alleged worrying behaviors) and he knows how to drag the crowds to cinemas.

Johnson also proved that he can completely dedicate himself to a superhero role if needed, and he honestly has that “villain” look in any case, and if something Apocalypse is known for, it’s his hulking presence on screen.

Johnson’s production company is not without scandals however, it was only recently that it was confirmed that Johnson tried to use the movie to leverage his own production company to be in charge of the DCEU, something that eventually led to Gunn & Safran being hired and Henry Cavill letting go of his agent.

The deal between The Rock and Disney truly signals interesting times ahead. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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